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    Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Hi im highly tempted to give up the big 3, I have been on liquid minox (nights) and rogain foam (mornings) and niz shampoo and fin daily for over 4 years.

    I have not made any gains and lost a bit with my hair line, the only thing the big 3 gave me was these lovely dark circles around my eyes and since I am Indian, the sides look like 2 black eyes frankly!



    As you can see it looks quite bad, people always say I look tired and like I have not slept.... even worser it makes me look way older then I am.

    Considering the side effects and since I have not seen any gains apart from 1000s of tiny minox hairs that never sprouted and I have barely kept what I have is it worth giving it all up or sticking to fin + niz for now? I am just worried the dark circles will not go away right now....

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Gosh, it is hard to say without a reference point before you ever started minoxidil. Also, how do we know minoxidil caused that? You're not the first person that corralated minoxidil with appearance issues such as dark circles. I expierence side effects from minoxidil but in a different way. There is a very annoying pressure near my left armpit whenever i apply an excessive amount of minoxidil. I am thinking about switching to a 2% version because it is causing me distress. I am not sure if this is all in my head or not, but there seems to be a lot of new white hairs on my face where there shouldn't be hair. I don't have dark circles but I only take in a small amount of minoxidil a day. (1x 0.5 ml of 5%)
    A Propecia a day keeps the hair transplant doctor away.

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Well I never use to have such bad dark circles around my eyes before using minox.

    And one of minox side effects is you can get dark circles around your eyes.

    There was a massive thread about cures for dark circles not so long ago and it seems there was no effective cure for dark circles.

    I did not notice the dark circles much since I wore specs and it covered it up 90% but recently had laser surgery so now all is revealed 100% !

    Anyhow only one way to be 100% sure I have stopped the big 3 for this week and Im hoping in a few weeks time the dark circles vanish once minox is flooded from my system.

    It would be nice to hear from anyone else is they stopped minox and there eyes/face comes back more healthy ?

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Hello RP3X

    you think that comes from Minox???

    can it be from Fin?

    i had the same eyes

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Well according to previous posters like yourself and massive "how to stop dark circles" threads.... alot of folk on here belive its the Minox

    I cant be 100%

    For the 1st time in 4 years I stopped all treatments... its almost been a week and no real change in the dark circles I think it may take a few weeks but cant be sure.

    Again would love to hear from anyone in relation to dark circles and if theres went away after stopping minox/fin etc, thx

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    I'm pretty sure it's the Minoxidil. I had the exact same problems on Minox, a week after I stopped the dark circles vanished.

    From wiki:

    Minoxidil is also a vasodilator.[8] Hypothetically, by widening blood vessels and opening potassium channels, it allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicle.

    Dark circles under the eyes are blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. Minoxidil widens blood vessels, letting more blood in. This makes the dark circles more visible in people who are genetically predisposed to it. This is my thinking anyway, I have no science to back this up.

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Does anyone in your family have dark circles? Brother, sister?

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    thx for the info above, I have read similar things about the widening of blood vessels.

    Well my mum has dark circles but shes in her 60s, and even then its not the same as mine.

    My sisters not got any and shes in her 40s, I am 34 years old.

    I do not recall such bad dark circles even before the treatments...

    Its been a week and no real change yet but its early days yet

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    RP3X

    take you Zink???

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    Re: Should I stop big 3 ? Pic of minox dark circles inside

    Hi,

    I have the exact same issue. I am cent percent sure it is minnoxidil...Due to this, I am using it once a day now.
    I can relate with you man, I am also Asian with brown skin and was about to pose the same question here.
    Last year I used minoxidil only, and got this dark circles. I then stopped using it after 4 months.

    Now I am using it regularly(along with Fin), and the dark circle is coming back, big time. I am using foam only.

    Any help ??


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